“Sandwich generation” in China: a mixed method approach for the effects of work-related psychosocial factors on occupational stress among Chinese post-eighties
Li, Letian (2014) “Sandwich generation” in China: a mixed method approach for the effects of work-related psychosocial factors on occupational stress among Chinese post-eighties. [Dissertation (University of Nottingham only)] (Unpublished)
This dissertation employed a mixed method approach to examine the relationships between work-related psychosocial factors and occupational stress and explore the roles of personal and social values in stress process. In quantitative strand of this dissertation, the Copenhagen Psychosocial Questionnaire succeeded to identify possible influence of occupational psychosocial factors on employees’ self-rated health and perceived stress among Chinese post-eighties. The results show that Chinese post-eighties health conditions are positively associated with Satisfaction with work and Trust, while negatively associated with Burnout and Justice and respect. Moreover, Chinese post-eighties perceived stress is positively associated with WFC and negatively associated with Satisfaction with work. In qualitative strand of the present study, the findings answered the research concern on the role of personal and social values in the process of stress among Chinese post-eighties. The individuals and their surrounding social settings are seen as two parties competing for value creating resources, in which process stress is associated with the potential incompatibilities between them. After the categorization of information and the identification of themes, a theoretical model was built to organize the relationship between qualitative constructs. This model takes a two dimensional form which contains axis of Self-Rigidity and System Rigidity. The relevant coping behaviors are associated with different combinations of these two dimensions.
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